Holiday Dresses

With the Holidays around the corner, it is time to start thinking about what to wear to all of those parties. It is always a good idea to have a solid holiday dress on hand. Here are a few perfect choices from Vintage Fringe. First up is the Chapel Dress by Velvet Brand Clothing. I love the look at me pattern and perfect fit of this dress, and if you really want to turn heads check out this gorgeous dress is red. So festive!

Chapel Dress by Velvet Brand Clothing

Chapel Dress by Velvet Brand Clothing

For a more subdued look, try the Zarhara Knot Dressby Velvet brand Clothing. It is available in several colors, so finding one that suits you and your accessories will be easy.

Zahara Knot Dress by Velvet Brand Clothing

Zahara Knot Dress by Velvet Brand Clothing

If the edgy, rocker chic look fits you best, then you will love the Burca Scoopneck Silky Rayon Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. I love the cut and fit of this dress, so perfect for a more casual event, but can also easily be dressed up with some spicy heels!

 Burca Scoopneck Slinky Rayon Dress by Velvet By Graham and Spencer

Burca Scoopneck Slinky Rayon Dress by Velvet By Graham and Spencer

And Lastly, for a near perfect LBD look no further then the Wrap Dress by Sweet Pea. With its super flattering wrap waist and v-neck this is a no brainer choice for a great backdrop to your fun accessories.

Wrap Dress by Sweet Pea

Wrap Dress by Sweet Pea

Have fun at all those holiday events and of course make sure you are looking chic and fabulous!

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Vintage Inspired Clothing

Vintage has become such a popular word in fashion trends that you see it used in a variety of different capacities as you shop.  You often see it referring to true vintage clothing referring to gently used clothing or an old piece that has been hanging in your closet since the 70s.  Many designers and stores or boutiques tend to use vintage style clothing or vintage inspired clothing referring to new clothing with vintage elements in the design.  As an example, you may see a new modern twist on a patterned retro a line mini dress that you might have seen worn in the 70s.  Similarly, you may see new bohemian style pieces frequently referred to as vintage inspired. Taking those vintage elements and incorporating them into new, modern style clothes is what the vintage inspired terminology references.

We love the look of vintage inspired clothes and the frequently frilly, feminine elements that have made a comeback into so many modern styles and pieces.  Here are a few examples of great vintage inspired pieces that are all brand new.

La Befana Polka Dot Tie Tank – What is more vintage than a great multi color polka dot pattern with light pink, blue and green polka dots? With a great scoop neckline featuring an off center bow tying the neckline together, this top has such a feminine look and distinctive style.  This classic tank is also available in solid blue if you don’t love polka dots.

Sweet Pea Mod Retro Tunic – This top screams vintage style.  Made by Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati, a designer that loves to work with patterns, this print is totally retro with bold colors and patterns.  In addition, the style of this tunic looks like it just walked out of the 60s and yet today would look so hot with tall boots to really bring a vintage style to the modern day.

Ella Moss Dita V Neck Ruffle Dress – We often hear that this top looks like it should be in an episode of Mad Men and it really does fit with that vintage style.  We could easily see Betty Draper wearing this dress to a dinner party.  Don’t you just love the feminine touches like the ruffles around the v neck and the fitted waist on this dress?  Again you see the polka dot pattern.

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Doreen Cutout Dress – the Cutout was such a popular clothing trend back in the 70s and you’re seeing a resurgence in current modern fashion trends.  The Doreen dress by Velvet features a cutout in the sleeves around the shoulders and with a fitted dress style this dress again invokes that 70s era mini dress with boots.

We think you’ll find that lots of vintage inspired elements have surfaced in so much of modern day fashion that it really has become a lasting trend.  The best of all of it is that you have the opportunity to take these vintage inspired pieces and truly make them fit with your own modern individual style and wear them with leggings or boots or other modern trends that really do help blend the past and the present.

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Planning your Thanksgiving Outfit

One thing that I love even more then all the holiday food, is planning fun and dressy holiday outfits. With Thanksgiving coming up soon, now is the time to start putting together those fabulous fashions. First, check out this perfect for all types of events, Erin Sequin Long Sleeve Wrap Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. I love the black sequins and of course a wrap top is flattering on almost all women. This would be fabulous with jeans and some rockin heels or leggings and boots or even a skirt.

Erin Sequin Long Sleeve Wrap Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Erin Sequin Long Sleeve Wrap Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

 If you looking for more of a casual look for your Thanksgiving look , try the Paola Drape Cardigan by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. I love the comfortable draping of this top and since it has a gorgeous sheer metallic stripe it can easily be dressy enough for all your holiday events or casual for errands.

Paola Drap Wrap Cardigan by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Paola Drap Wrap Cardigan by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Lastly, If you need a dress you are going to love Sweet Pea’s version of the little black dress. The Wrap Dress is ultra flattering with a v neck and I personally love black dresses because that means you can do all type of different things with the accessories.

Wrap Dress by Sweet Pea

Wrap Dress by Sweet Pea

 Have a fabulous Thanksgiving season and of course enjoy dressing up a bit!

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Relaxed Fall Styles

September fashion is a bridge from the light weight and loose clothes of summer to the structured heavy weights of fall and I for one am having a hard time coping with the fact that it is indeed September and summer is ending. To help me{and you!} feel better about the situation, I have found some truly beautiful pieces that are a little bit summer and a little bit fall. Which makes them perfect for right now!

Solna Sleeveless Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

Solna Sleeveless Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

First is this lovely feminine Solna Sleeveless Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. I am loving the neckline, the super soft and drapey material and this perfect for all gray/purple color. The detail really draws the eyes up to your face, and highlights the collarbone.

Marni Cowlneck Pocket Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

Marni Cowlneck Pocket Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

Isn’t this Marni Cowlneck Pocket Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencerjust perfect for September?? I love the dressy and casual blend that it gives, not to mention the very forgiving cut. {For those of us that maybe enjoyed summer a bit too much!}

Cold Shoulder Top by Sweet Pea.

Cold Shoulder Top by Sweet Pea.

Lastly, I love the water color pattern{so right now!} and slit sleeve detail on the Cold Shoulder Top by Sweet Pea. These are perfect early fall colors and the flattering loose cut is great with leggings, shorts, or jeans. Go out and enjoy what last few moments of summer you can, but don’t forget to arm yourself with fall fashion from Vintage Fringe !

 

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Survive the Heat in Style

The temperatures are rising high enough for many to abandon all sense of fashion and jump right into the shorts and t-shirt look. Here are some great picks for tops and dresses that can keep you looking hot while feeling cool during these simmering summer months.

Tank Tops
The key to a cool tank top is to pick breathable fabric that is also washable.  Dreamy Designer Sweet Pea’s signature nylon mesh is a great choice for summer. Like this 4 Tiered Ruffled Ruffle Tank in rain (blue).

4-Tiered Ruffle Tank by Sweet Pea

4-Tiered Ruffle Tank by Sweet Pea

This tank if full of flirty fashionable details but is soft and comfortable enough you will feel free and easy in it.  This tank is perfect for an outdoor bbq or even a a hot day at the park.

One of Vintage Fringe’s newest arrivals is also a perfect pick for a hot summer day.  Collective Concept’s trendy Racerback Flared Tunic Top is a great example of California style summer clothing.  First this nuetral color is both trendy and smart for hot summer days.  This tank is loose but has so many flattering details like the beaded straps, tunic length, and racerback.  Wear this tank anywhere this summer and you will stay cool and oh so stylish.

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Short Sleeve Tops

Splendid no doubt had hot summer days in mind when designing it’s Navy Slub Shadow Stripe Waist Tie Top.

Navy Slub Shadow Stripe Waist Tie Top by Splendid

Navy Slub Shadow Stripe Waist Tie Top by Splendid

The wide sleeves and signature jersey slub fabric makes this short sleeve top a great choice on a hot day.  I also love how Splendid infamously makes a clean and modern statement with color choices that are both flattering and classic.  Pair this top with khaki bermuda shorts or denim capris… the options truly are limitless.

Designer Dresses

On those scorching summer days summer dresses are the coolest choice to make.

I love love this Modal Jersey V Neck dress also designed by Splendid

Modal Jersey V Neck Dress from Splendid

Modal Jersey V Neck Dress from Splendid

You can feel cool and trendy in this adorable jersey dress in blueberry (light purple).  This dress has a flattering empire waist, is machine washable, and is the perfect length for a cool summer dress.

From tanks to tees and even dresses, being hot is no excuse for not being fashionably adorable.  Don’t miss Vintage Fringe’s Summer Steal’s Sale where you can get 30% off everything until July 28th.

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Fabulous New Looks from Sweet Pea

I have always been a fan of Sweet Pea Clothing, the light weight chic designs are perfect for summer. Vintage Fringe has some great fashionable items from them and I just have to share them. First, is this perfect for every body type little black Wrap Dress. I love the faux wrap design, and the deep v neck is elongating and therefore flattering. Black is the perfect backdrop for all types of bright and bold summer accessories, go nuts with shoes, bags, bangles, necklaces and this dress can look different every time you wear it!

Wrap Dress by Sweet Pea

Wrap Dress by Sweet Pea

 Ok, so this next top has two things that the dress above has as well, a faux wrap and a v-neck. When something works, stick with it! The Surplice with Flower Top is ultra flattering and the flower detail is oh so cute! The would be perfect with jeans, skirts, shorts, just about anything and again the basic color is a great bast for fun and funky accessories.

Surplice with Flower Top by Sweet Pea

Surplice with Flower Top by Sweet Pea

The last top I want to highlight has a very cute print and with gathered sides, is again ultra flattering. The Combo Lined Gathered Top by Sweet Pea has a black under layer, with a white layer on top. I love the loose sleeves, perfect for warmer weather.

Combo Lined Gathered Top

Combo Lined Gathered Top

For all these looks and even more Sweet Pea and other fabulous designers, check out Vintage Fringe!

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Finding Fashion at the Beach

Don’t worry I am not talking about swimsuits just yet {prepare yourselves, the time is coming soon} but rather the cute things we wear on top of swimsuits. Since it isn’t quite full blown summer just yet any swim outing will probably require some sort of cover up and depending on the type of gal you are you might always require a swim cover up so lets look at some fashionable, versatile, and comfortable options.

Ella Moss Hollie Racerback Maxi Dress

Ok, first we have the full coverage of a maxi dress, which is super flattering for most body types. I love this Ella Moss Hollie Racerback Maxi Dress because it is casual enough for the beach yet elegant enough for a night out. I love pieces that can work for lots of occasions and this dress surly does that. Imagine it with aviator sunglasses,  beaded gladiator sandals and a bright yellow bag-cute!

Sweet Pea Sleeveless Empire Waist Dress

If you want something that shows a little more leg, try this ultra cute Sweet Pea Sleeveless Empire Waist Dress. Again the empire waist is a flattering cut that hides imperfections, and can easily transition from beach to going out. This dress can completely change looks with different accessories. 

Sweet Pea Tunic U Neck Top

Sweet Pea Tunic U Neck Top

For those of you that are daring enough to show a  bit more leg, I love this Sweet Pea Tunic U Neck Top, perfect for throwing on over white jeans right after a fun day at the beach. The bold black and white print is classy yet youthful.

So what is your cover up style? Less is more? Or more is more?

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Fashionable Tank Tops

The sun is shinning and tank tops are out in full force. Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably notices how many a celebrity have been showing some very toned arms lately. Buff or toned arms are the thing right now and to show off all that hard work tank tops are everywhere. First, lets get a little arm inspiration and then I will show you some darling tanks to showcase your own arms! Jessica Biel showing off her fabulous arms.

Jessica Biel showing her ripped arms

Jessica Biel = ripped arms

 I am loving the berry color and ruffle detail{which is super hot right now} of this Sweet Pea by Staci Frati 4 Tiered Ruffle Tank. It is a very versatile top, which as you know I am all about anything that goes easily from errand running to date night.

Sweet Pea 4 Tiered Ruffle Tank by Staci Frati

Sweet Pea 4 Tiered Ruffle Tank by Staci Frati

If you are looking for a very casual, very typical California style, check out this Kelisha Long Tank Top by Velvet. Yes, it is very basic, but the extra length makes it perfect with skinny jeans and think of the accessorizing possibilities. Gladiator sandals, and over sized hobo bag and  long necklace would be oh so chic!

Kelisha Long Tank Top by Velvet

Kelisha Long Tank Top by Velvet

If ruffles or basic aren’t your thing, go check out Vintage Fringe to see some more cute tank top options. Now go do some push ups and show off those fab arms of yours!

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Trend Alert: Pattern

In fashion, color, pattern, and texture are all a part of the current trend and this spring we are seeing more and more pattern. Some big, some small, but pattern and lots of it. There is anything from floral, to the newer watery effect dresses that many celebrities have recently been spotted wearing. If you are someone who sticks to the basic solids, now is the time to dip your toe into the fun world of pattern. Something that is not too scary to try is black and white pattern, I really like the leafy almost damask print of this Belted Ruffle Top from Sweet Peaby Staci Frati. Just having pattern on top draws the eye up to your face and the flattering built in belt really creates or accentuates curves.

Belted Ruffle Top from Sweet Pea by Staci Frati

Belted Ruffle Top from Sweet Pea by Staci Frati

 If you are feeling a bit more bold, try an all over pattern. This Chapel Dress by Velvet has a gorgeous pattern that isn’t too overwhelming and comes in two different color combinations that are both flattering, either black and white or red and white.

Chapel Dress by Velvet

Chapel Dress by Velvet

No matter what your pattern style may be, remember my number one rule: if you aren’t comfortable and confidant in what you are wearing, it won’t look good. So make choices that work for you and not the model in the picture. Now tell me, are you an all over pattern the more the merry type of gal, or a small hits of pattern here and there type of gal?? Me, it depends on my mood!

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Spring Dresses, Vintage Fringe Style

Retro Boatneck dress by Sweet Pea

Retro Boatneck dress by Sweet Pea

Warmer weather means more light and breezy fashions and what better way to stay cool and stay chic then in a cute little dress. Dresses are so easy to just pull on and go and with so many different styles, there is something that flatters everyone. I also love how dresses can so easily go form day to night with a simple change of accessories, perfect for the over scheduled fashionista on the go! The Retro Boatneck dress by Sweet Pea pictured above is perfect for work or an evening out, and the bright color and pattern perfect for this warmer weather.

Modal Jersey V Neck Dress by Splendid

Modal Jersey V Neck Dress by Splendid

I love the fit of this Modal Jersey V Neck Dress by Splendid, it is oh so soft and comfy. Anything that feels like I am in my pajamas but I really look chic, I am a fan of! Again this dress’s basic cut makes it an easy option for either day or night. I love how it is styled for day above, but could also see it with high heels and a leather bomber for a summer date night. Also, because it is a solid print, don’t be afraid to layer on the jewelry-necklaces, bracelets, and earrings galore! If these gorgeous gams aren’t quite your style, no worries Vintage Fringe is sure to have something that you’ll love.

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